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Potomac School Notes 8/8/12

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The following Potomac students have earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring semester 2012: Erik Mulchandani and Mariel Rezende.

Some 20 Montgomery County Public Schools students have received college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. The winners, their intended career fields and the sponsoring university or college are:

  • Winston Churchill High School: Ariel Lai, University of Maryland, computer programming; Cindy Yiin, University of Southern California, architecture;

  • Walt Whitman High School: Nathaniel T. Rabner, University of Maryland, journalism;

  • Thomas S. Wootton High School: Meghna Ramaswamy, University of Maryland, medicine; Christopher Y. Wong, University of Maryland, materials science/engineering; Narain S. Krishnamurthy, University of Maryland, quantitative finance.

Sammer Eghtesadi of Potomac, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University. He is a senior social science major.

Avery Uslaner graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from Colorado College. Uslaner is the son of Ric and Debbie Uslaner of Potomac

David Lee, the son of Chunqing Lei of Potomac, was recognized for outstanding achievement at Randolph-Macon Academy at the school's first end-of-year awards ceremony on May 14. David was recognized as a member of "The Academy's Own" for assisting the Admission Department.

Page Erickson of Potomac has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester. Erickson is majoring in Marketing.

Megan Weis, a resident of Potomac received a bachelor of science degree from Fairfield University’s College of Art and Sciences on May 20 at its 62nd Commencement ceremony.

Brian Stevens of Potomac graduated and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College during its 218th Commencement exercises.

Amy Cutler of Potomac has been named to the dean’s List at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, for the spring 2012 semester.

Potomac area residents Jacqueline Allen, Daniel Lader and Jimena Lazarte were named to the Dean’s List at Salisbury University for the spring 2012 semester.

Potomac area residents Matthew McElroy and Rebecca Bader were named to the dean’s list at The University of Hartford for the spring 2012 semester.

Several Potomac residents have been named to the dean’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester including Kelly Ann Johnson, Accounting major and William Ashbrook Patch III, Financial Management major.

The following student was among the 218 graduates from the Loomis Chaffee Class of 2012: William Lewis of Potomac, received Mathematics Department Honors, was an Exhibited Student Artist for oil painting, and was a member of the Barbeque club, the LC Superfans club, and the Not Using Tonight Students club (NUTS). He was also a member of the Boys Varsity Basketball team. He will matriculate at Denison University.

This Potomac resident was among the seniors who graduated from Colby College May 20, receiving a bachelor of arts degree at the outdoor commencement in Waterville, Maine: Abbey P. Wallace of Potomac, the daughter of Richard and Anne Wallace of Potomac, majored in global studies and anthropology and is a graduate of St. Andrews Episcopal School.

Notre Dame of Maryland University celebrated a historic commencement on May 26, its first as a university and the final official event of Dr. Mary Pat Seurkamp’s 15-year presidency. Reine-Ines Djama of Potomac was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in business, cum laude.

Michelle Marriott, a resident of Potomac and a first year at SMU, was named to the the Southern Methodist University undergraduate honor roll for the Spring 2012 semester.

Patricia Atwater of Potomac, has been placed the Deans' Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement at Gettysburg College in the spring 2012.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards sponsored by universities and colleges. The latest winners, their intended career fields and the sponsoring university or college are:

Winston Churchill High School: Joshua D. Preuss, University of Maryland, mechanical engineering

Walt Whitman High School: Elizabeth N. Bartlett, Vanderbilt University, music

Thomas S. Wootton High School: Alice Jenlin Chang, The University of Chicago, economics; Catherine Ji, University of Southern California, engineering

The following Potomac residents have been named to the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's List for Spring Semester 2012: Lucas Chang, Casey Ebner, Vesna Harasi, Elizabeth Kaufman, Dina Khatib, Samantha Miller, Elizabeth Rust, and Daniel Tsoy.

Chun Yeh, of Potomac, has earned academic honors at Purdue University for the spring 2012 semester.

The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program named 11 local high school journalists to participate in a free weeklong online journalism workshop and gain the opportunity to work closely with journalists from The Washington Post to sharpen their skills as multiplatform journalists. Participants were selected based on a combination of relevant experience, writing samples and recommendations. Among the 2012 participants are: Emilie Plesset, Winston Churchill (Potomac) and Joe Sageman, Bullis School (Potomac).